MAC Cosmetics

MAC Cosmetics (MAC standing for Make-up Art Cosmetics) was founded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo in 1984 with the assistance of chemist Vic Casale. The first U.S MAC store opened in 1991, in New York. The company's products were initially aimed at professional make-up artists, but are now sold to consumers worldwide. Estée Lauder Companies acquired a controlling interest in MAC in 1996, then completed their acquisition of the company in 1998.

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Recent MAC Cosmetics Reviews

Liquid -MAC Cosmetics -Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

on 9/24/2018 11:58:00 AM


Hated this foundation, I had very high expectations when it came to this one, but it didn’t work for me. After 3 hours the oil came through even with Mac Blot Powder. Application was a breeze, just wished it would have lasted more than 3 hours. Not for me.

Liquid -MAC Cosmetics -Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation

on 9/24/2018 11:56:00 AM


I was very sceptical to try this one as the Studio Fix was a nightmare on my skin. This foundation stays put all day, I still need to blot, but it still looks good at the end of the day. The shading is good as well. Good foundation for combination to oily skin types.

Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Matte Lipstick - Pink Plaid

on 9/23/2018 9:49:00 PM


Excellent blue based pink. I love this shade it doesn't dry out my lips at all and it lasts. About me NW20 or below, blonde hair, green eyes, and very cool undertones. This shade just works for me. It's a very comfortable lippie that I would repurchase. Also this will last forever for me because it's opaque in just one swipe. Love this.

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Blush -MAC Cosmetics -Powder Blush - Sunbasque

on 9/23/2018 4:29:00 PM


This is a pretty blush that’s bronze/peach and has pearlescent shimmer. There’s glitter I can see in the pan, but it shows up as shimmer on the cheeks. It makes me look like I spent some time outdoors and got a bit of a tan plus a flush to my cheeks. I’m NC 30 in Mac so I’m not sure how this would work for fair individuals. This blush will last a very long time however if you’re looking for a drugstore dupe, try Physicians Formula Mosaic blush in “blushing natural.” That’s a blush I’ve used for awhile and I noticed it looks very similar to Sunbasque by with less shimmer. Swatched side by side, they’re very similar, but Sunbasque has a bit more of brown in it.

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Powder -MAC Cosmetics -Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

on 9/22/2018 6:14:00 PM


TLDR; Great, buildable, flawless coverage but dried my skin out and slightly irritated it. Oily, sensitive and easily dehydrated skin.

This product has really left me with mixed feelings... not enough to stop using it though. I went to my local MAC counter at Selfridges after work around three weeks ago after i'd pondered all day over getting a new foundation. I'm oily and easily dehydrated so I stick to powder foundations as they help with mattifying my face but don't accentuate/create any dry patches as i've found mattifying liquid foundations have done for me in the past (sounds kind of ironic, right?). Usually I use a little-known mineral powder foundation named Pure Magic Minerals which is a small 'indie' brand from the UK, but it's crappy sifter jar leaves a lot to be desired especially when travelling so i felt like a pressed powder would be more suitable. I've tried studio fix fluid in the past which didn't agree but I had faith that the powder would do a better job. So, I tottered along to the MAC counter and picked myself up Studio Fix Powder in nc15, a small bottle of fix+ original and a generous sample of some form of primer that I managed to lose before I left Selfridges (fml). As soon as i arrived home, i took my day face off and buffed the powder in with a domed kabuki and applied two layers under my eyes with a soft eye shadow brush (I usually use a yellow correcting powder and my mineral powder foundation as under eye concealer). The results were fantastic. My skin was flawless; I went heavy first time as I wanted to test it's power (I prefer light coverage apart from the occasional night out during a break out, I like my pores to see sunlight during the day). My under eyes were perfectly concealed, no need for any colour correcting and I'm naturally an NC15 with very dark purplish under-eye circles, black eye dark on my right hand eye. I was amazed, it looked natural still, no powdery finish, just a solid matte. I added I think three spritzes of fix plus just to meld it more with my skin, i like a satin to dewy finish even though I'm oily. After 10 minutes I could feel a slight itch, then half an hour later I had to remove the make up because the itching was becoming worrying and I did not want to risk a cystic break out. I wondered if it was due to the fix plus as i've had misfortune with other facial sprays in the past so i applied a little of the powder the morning after without using the spray- it felt slightly uncomfortable but no where near as bad. Since then i've not encountered that uncomfortable sensation and have carried on using Studio fix powder daily- I'm guessing the irritation was due to the fix plus. I'd started to develop small, hard bumps/pimples (milia?) only on my forehead so i've opted to only apply a dense layer of the powder under my eyes and a light dusting over my face (avoiding the pimply forehead area) to hide my pigmentation and pores somewhat. I wondered if these bumps were due to the powder dehydrating my skin i've started using a more intense moisturiser on the night with my regular jojoba oil- lo and behold the small bumps are beginning to go (touch wood). It's annoying obviously as the immediate results are wonderful, and luckily my skin hasn't had any severe reactions as it did with the liquid version but this small annoyance of tiny bumps that can hopefully be reconciled with some extra moisturisation is worth the results. I would more than likely repurchase this but I will look into other pressed powder foundations that are less drying, I don't mind having to do some counteraction but in the long run i feel something that does less harm to my skin would probably be more beneficial. ✌️💋

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